Suspect in Arlington hit-and-run found guilty

A jury on Thursday night found a man accused in an Arlington hit-and-run guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, injury to the elderly and failure to stop and render aid.

Omar Mohammed was on trial this week for hitting and seriously injuring 73-year-old Terry Pinkston in Arlington last February. Mohammed was arrested at D/FW Airport last year as he was about to take off for the Middle East.

Pinkston had a long recovery from his severe injuries, but was able to testify in the case.

The jury deliberated for about two hours before returning the verdict. After the verdict, Jim Shaw, Mohammed's attorney, said that he'll accept the jury's decision, but the process has been hard on his client.

Mohammed's brother was taken into custody Thursday and sent to jail after he was found taking pictures of the jurors, which is a violation of the court.

The punishment phase of the trial begins Friday.



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